admin Apr 29, 2014 acne aloe vera cosmetic products hair removal products herb natural cosmetic products 0 Comments Posted in: Acne, Article, Beauty Tips, Skin Care

Aloe-VeraThis is the third installment of our series ‘herbs to cure Acne or pimples’. We have already discussed about some ways in which you can avoid and/or manage pimples and discussed one of the most essential herbs to cure pimples.

Now, we will be talking about the second herb that has proven to be extremely effective in treating pimples. It is a very affordable and a very easily available option which can even be grown at home in a pot.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe Vera is another common ingredient in cosmetic products which almost every other so–called ‘natural’ cosmetic product claims to contain Aloe Vera. Quite obviously, the quantity here is negligible again and all the benefits of the herb are lost during the manufacturing processes. It is considered to be one of the best natural treatments for pimples. You don’t even have to invest in buying a lot of Aloe Vera. Just get one of these small plants and put them in a pot. Forget about it for a few days and it will grow all fresh and green on its own. Aloe Vera is a kind of cactus because of which it doesn’t need much water to grow. This means that it doesn’t need any kind of maintenance as well.

How to use:

In order to use Aloe Vera, just cut one Aloe leaf from the pot where it is grown. There is no need to buy processed Aloe Vera from health food stores when you can use it in its fresh natural state. To extract the aloe, cut the thorns on the side of the leaf with a sharp knife. Then split the leaf from the side into half (lengthwise) and you will find some sticky substance inside. Scoop it all and apply to your skin where it is affected. It doesn’t even need to be washed off, unless you are feeling uncomfortable. Use it as a moisturizer or a toner and you will see excellent results soon.

Precautions:

It is a very safe herb to use but people who are allergic must stay alert as it can be toxic.

Other uses:

It boosts your immune system, heals wounds, psoriasis, eczema and a number of infections. Diabetics can drink aloe juice as well.

40 Ways To Use Aloe Vera:

Topical Aloe Uses:

1. Pamper yourself to a soothing body rub. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a bio–degradable body scrub in the shower.

2. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils.

3. For more major kitchen mishaps like a Scald, mix some Aloe Gel and vitamin E oil into a little jar for a homemade burn healer.

4. Banish black and blue bruises by swapping on the good goo.

5. Soothe and heal sunburns the feel–good way. Aloe contains cooling properties similar to menthol.

6. Take the sting or itch out of insect bites.

7. Reduce tissue damage from frostbite.

8. Alleviate mysterious rashes.

9. Make feet baby soft with an exfoliating foot mask by mixing together a half cup of oatmeal, a half cup of corn meal, four tbsp. of Aloe Vera gel and a half cup of unscented body lotion.

10. Help heal herpes outbreaks.

11. Fight Athlete’s Foot.

12. Swab over blisters for quick relief.

13. Use as an Antidote to allergic skin reactions.

14. Replace creams and lotions as a general moisturizer for dry skin. Aloe is fast absorbing!

15. Prevent pesky pimples and treat acne.

16. Soothe Psoriasis.

17. Prevent scarring and stretch marks.

18. Help rid of Rosacea.

19. Shrink warts.

20. Reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles. Cleopatra did!

21. Help eliminate Eczema.

22. Brighten skin. Aloe can decrease pigmentation and dark spots.

23. Make skin new again with an exfoliating, organic sugar scrub by mixing together two tbsp. of Aloe Vera, 2 tbsp. of organic brown sugar and 1 tsp. of organic lemon juice.

24. For rougher patches mix together an organic salt skin scrub using two cups of sea salt, one cup of Aloe Vera, one cup of organic Coconut Oil and two tbsp. of local, organic honey.

25. Speed up hair growth by massaging Aloe into the scalp, letting it sit for 30 minutes, and rinsing.

26. Reduce hair dandruff by mixing Aloe Vera juice with coconut milk and wheat germ oil. Massage into scalp and rinse.

27. Replace Aloe with conditioner for silkier and smoother hair.

28. Remove eye makeup.

29. Treat minor vaginal irritations.

30. Drink Aloe Vera juice to relieve Gastrointestinal Disorders (GID) like Indigestion.

31. Sip it to aid in elimination. Many times, it’s recommended for its Laxative effects.

32. Take a swig to reduce symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) including Bloating and discomfort.

33. Take Aloe orally to relieve Heartburn, Arthritis and Rheumatism pain.

34. Boil leaves in a pan of water and breathe in the vapor to alleviate Asthma.

35. Drink to lower blood sugar levels—especially for diabetics.

36. Strengthen gums and promote strong, healthy teeth by taking orally or use toothpaste with Aloe Vera ingredients.

37. Drink to help ease Congestion, Stomach Ulcers, Colitis, Hemorrhoids, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and Prostate problems.

38. Take orally to reduce Cholesterol and Triglycerides for a healthy heart.

39. Sip to minimize inflammation and infection of the eye and ear.

40. Toast to its general detoxifier and health boosting qualities!

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